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December 7, 2009

Insurance Company Uses Incriminating Facebook Photos to Deny Payments

Filed under: General HR Buzz6:16 am

A night on the town had unintended consequences for a Canadian woman on long-term sick leave for depression.   Nathalie Blanchard had been on leave from her job for a year.  According to reports, she was diagnosed with major depression and was receiving monthly benefits from her insurance provider, Manulife.

However, when the payments dried up this fall, Blanchard called Manulife, and she says she was told the claim was denied and the payments discontinued.

According to Blanchard, the insurance agent described several pictures Blanchard posted on Facebook, including ones showing her having a good time at a Chippendales bar show.  Manulife told her the photos were evidence that she is no longer depressed and was available to work.

On advice from her doctor, Blanchard told reporters that she was trying to have fun, including nights out at the local bar with friends.

No word on whether she requested her disability payments in singles.



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